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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty To Driving Getaway Car

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to driving a getaway car during a bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Justin Alexander McClelland, 32, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty one count of aiding and abetting bank robbery. In his plea, McClelland admitted he drove a co-defendant to a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant where a co-defendant committed the robbery. Then McClelland drove the co-defendant away from the robbery.

Co-defendant Joshua Musgraves, 26, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to robbery and is set for sentencing Oct. 7.

McClelland is set for sentencing Nov. 5. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of three years in federal prison.

McAllister commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag for their work on the case.


Updated August 19, 2019